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All you need to know about the competition Orange Young Designers Competition #6

Welcome to the registration website for the Orange Young Designers Competition #6 “Let’s reinvent money with Orange”.

Orange has launched the sixth edition of its Orange Young Designers competition. It aims to use this international competition of ideas to promote creativity and create a new expressive space for recent design graduates and, for the first time, creatives, makers and digital enthusiasts with no degree requirements.


Throughout the competition, Orange works with the selected candidates to bring them the support of teams of experts and designers from the Orange Technocentre’s “xdlab” to help them improve their proposals. That is this unique competition’s originality and its strength. It encourages co-creation and open innovation, in support of young talents.

To that end, a series of workshop will be held at each of the 3 international design schools partnering with this 6th edition of the competition.

Two 2-day workshops were held for individual entrants at the Technocentre, located near Paris, the 16th and 17th of October 2017 and the 6th and 7th of November2017.


The 26th of January 2018, the jury, chaired by talented designer Constance Guisset, whose work has been hailed by critics and received numerous awards, will select the winners.

The 3 best projects will receive prizes worth 10,000 euros, 7,000 euros and 4,000 euros at an awards ceremony during, the 15th of February, followed by an exhibition.


The registration is closed now.
This competition was open to a very broad public.
To register, alone or as a pair, the only requirements were :

  • to be a resident of mainland France (excluding overseas territories and departments), the European Union, or Switzerland.
  • to be between 18 and 30 years old
  • to be a recent design graduate or a creative, maker, or digital enthusiast with no degree requirements


For recent design graduates and creatives, makers, and digital enthusiasts with no degree requirements:

  • Registration from 22 May to 30 June 2017
  • Applications approved on 13 July 2017
  • Two 2-day workshops:
    • Workshop (1) 16 and 17 October 2017
    • Workshop (2) 6 and 7 November 2017
  • Final submissions accepted by Orange on 11 December 2017

For students from the Competition #6 partner design schools:

  • The workshops were run from September through November 2017.

For all:

  • Jury Deliberations 26 January 2018
  • Awards ceremony and exhibition of the projects 15 February 2018.


To enter the competition, you needed to submit:

  • a registration form, including a picture
  • a portfolio featuring 1 to 3 creations, in French and/or English
  • a cover letter describing your project, no more than one A4 page (one-sided), in French and/or English, which answers the following questions:
    • How do you understand the subject?
    • Briefly explain the methods you intend to use
    • Describe your initial ideas
  • Confirm acceptance of competition rules by ticking the corresponding box online

Online registration is now closed.


  • If you have any questions please use our contact form.
  • Click here to access to the competition rules (Pdf-183 Ko)